Compliance


Our team assists companies in setting up their internal procedures, including for the purpose of complying with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery directives and regulations, and creating a compliance department.

Our lawyers participate in training actions directed by our clients’ legal and operating departments, in France and throughout the world.

They assist companies in complying with the provision of the Sapin II Act on transparency in the economic sector.
  • We provided legal advice on the compliance of products marketed and installed by a robotics company in connection with the sale of that company (counsel for the seller).
  • We advised an international distribution group in connection with the implementation of delegations of powers intended to comply with the requirement of the Sapin 2 Act.
  • We held various training sessions on the Sapin 2 Act for various categories of managers of a leading firm in the aviation sector.
  • We held a training session on the Sapin 2 Act for the members of the Executive Committee of an international communication agency.
  • We provided legal advice to a public industrial and commercial establishment in the aeronautical sector in connection with the implementation of the provisions of the Sapin 2 Act.
  • We provided legal advice to a leading insurance company in connection with the verification of the validity of its delegations and sub-delegations of powers and signature authority.
  • We provided legal advice to a leading investment bank concerning its regulatory obligations in relation to the receipt and disclosure of investment research and the legal risks in connection therewith.
  • We held training programmes for the buyers and vendors of a French aeronautics company to make them aware of the provisions of the Sapin 2 Act.
  • We assisted a leading industrial group in connection with a presentation of its compliance system pursuant to the Sapin 2 Act to the French anti-corruption agency (AFA).
  • We defended the interests of a leading firm being among the first six firms audited by the French anti-corruption agency (AFA) and obtained a decision not to refer the case to the Sanction Commission of the AFA.
  • We defended the interests of a leading financial institution in connection with an audit by the French prudential and resolution supervisory authority (ACPR).
  • We assisted an aeronautics company with implementation of its compliance obligations under the Sapin II Law (drafting of an anti-corruption code and manual, internal whistleblowing procedure, risk map, …).
  • We assisted a German builder in setting up internal procedures and reviewing or terminating contracts it had entered into with various sales agents in anticipation of the entry into force of the OECD Convention.
  • We drafted an anti-bribery bill and its implementing decrees on behalf of an African country.
  • We participated in the implementation by an energy multinational of anti-money laundering rules in various French-speaking African countries.
  • We advised a group in the energy sector in connection with its signature of a contract with an agent in Chile (anti-bribery clause and implementation of a procedure for verifying the agent’s actions).
  • We advised a leading defence company on compliance issues in connection with the implementation of an appropriate programme.
  • We participated in the implementation of a worldwide training programme focusing on anti-bribery and compliance with competition rules for a worldwide energy leader.
  • We participated in the drafting of delegations of powers within a major foreign insurance company.
  • We participated in the drafting of delegations of powers and signature authority within a major French insurance company.
  • We advised a leading armaments company in connection with the drafting of so-called certification letters in which its officers and the managers of subsidiaries, departments and establishments submit annual reports to their hierarchical supervisors concerning risk prevention and compliance with and oversight of internal rules and procedures concerning inter alia ethics and compliance, and we drafted a legal memorandum of the consequences of such certification letters on the civil and criminal liability of the signatories and recipients thereof, as well as of the legal entities involved in the process.
  • We advised a French public financial institution on the civil and criminal risks it faced in the event of a major earthquake in a seismically active area where said institution held investments in local social housing companies.
  • We advised a robotics group following the discovery of significant safety problems at various sites of its customers where it had made improvements that could lead to fatal accidents.
  • We advised a French listed site on the criminal risks it faced in the event of an accident in the areas of the site open to the public.
  • We provided training on preventing the risk of corporate criminal liability (criminal liability of legal entities and their officers; main white collar crime offences, criminal stock market law, public policy infringements – bribery, influence peddling, illegal acquisition of interests, favouritism – criminal labour law and environmental criminal law; requisitions, searches and hearings; fraud by impersonating the CEO; image rights and reputational risk) as part of the training programmed for new officers of worldwide armaments leader.
  • We provided training to the officers of an insurance company on preventing money laundering.
  • We provided training to the members of the executive committee of a leading insurance company on the criminal liability of its officers and the monitoring of criminal matters.
  • We provided training to the members of the executive committee and several departments of a French industrial and technological group on the criminal liability of its officers and the monitoring of criminal matters.
  • We provided training to the members of the legal departments of pharmaceutical laboratories on stock market infringements.
  • We provided training on preventing the risk of company criminal liability to the members of the executive committee, the legal and sales departments and various industrial establishments of a leading defence company.
  • We provided training on preventing bribery to the officers of a worldwide agri-food leader and drafted a case study for its executives.
  • We provided training on preventing bribery to the officers of a worldwide transport infrastructures leader.
  • We provided training on preventing bribery to the executives of an international airline.
  • We produced a training video on preventing bribery for a worldwide energy leader which was to be posted on its intranet for viewing by all employees.
  • We provided training on preventing the risk of criminal liability and sanctions by the French financial markets authority (AMF) to the shareholders of a leading business bank.
  • We provided training to the members of the executive committee of a foreign business bank on the anti-money laundering laws.
  • We provided training to the members of the executive committee of an insurance company on criminal and regulatory investigations (searches, voluntary home inspections, etc.).
  • We provided training on handling criminal and regulatory investigations to the shareholders of a leading business bank.
  • We provided training on the civil and criminal liability of officers to the members of the executive committee of a public industrial and commercial establishment.